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Latvia is a country in north western Europe along the shores of the Baltic sea and the gulf of Riga. This European country is home to a population of approximately 1.9 million Latvians as of 2023. It’s the capital and largest city is Riga. Latvia is also an ex-soviet state which means that Russian is spoken and understood in some areas of the country and is one of the Baltic states. The countries that border Latvia include Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus. Latvia shares a maritime border with Sweden. Latvia is a member of the European Union, Eurozone, NATO, the Council of Europe, the United Nations, the Council of the Baltic Sea States, the International Monetary Fund, the Nordic-Baltic Eight, and many other international organizations. Latvia joined the EU in 2004 and adopted the euro as legal tender on 1 January 2014.

Latvijas spēļu kārtis - spēļu kārtis Latvija

Playing cards in Latvian are called spēlu kārtis and are popular through the brands Bicycle, Cartamundi, COPAG, Fournier, Modiano, Tally-Ho, and theory11 in Latvia. Latvians were apparently introduced to playing cards by the Swedes, because the word for court cards “Kungs” comes from the Swedish “Kung” (which means “King”). The national card game in Latvia is Solo, also known as Zolite. This is a Latvian point-trick game for three players, related to the German game Schafkopf. Zole tournaments of various levels are held in Latvia, including the Latvian Championship, which has been organized by the Latvian Sole Federation since 1996. Other popular card games in Latvia are Bridge, Blackjack, Poker, and Happy Families.

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